Cherry Blossoms

Zelma Camp

June 23, 1922 ~ April 28, 2022 (age 99)


Zelma Camp was born in Georgia on June 23, 1922 to the late L.M. and Lucinda McGinty the fourth of nine children. She graduated from the Coweta County School System.

She met and married the love of her life William Alexander Camp.  In 1944 relocated to Cleveland, Ohio and enjoyed a beautiful life and raised three daughters: Mrs. Shirley Ann Respress, Mrs Jackie Gunter and Ms. Laurie Ann Grier. Together they enjoyed a beautiful life and enjoy socializing with families and friends.

Mother Camp was known to her family as a Jack of all trades. She was an excellent cook, seamstress for our family, a painter, gardener, and landscaper. Sometimes the family worried because she was never one to sit down long. Even in her late 90s she was still going.

Zelma was a dedicated employee at Manner Big Boy restaurants for many years where she would say she made the first burger ever sold from the restaurant. She also worked for the Forum restaurants in downtown Cleveland,Ohio then she became a chef for the whole Head Start programs until she was injured on the job.

Zelma truly love the Lord, she was a founding member of Omega Baptist Church. She was a choir member as well as a member of the Mother's Board. She became Senior Mother of the Mother's Board where she earned the much deserved title Mother Camp.

She was preceded in death by her brothers: Clifford McGinty, Larry McGinty, Leroy Norwood. Sisters: Rosalie Pinson and Louise Rush,Willie Lou Camp, and Idaina Grier. One living sister Mary Hicks.



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Public Viewing
May 6, 2022

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
89th Chapel
2165 East 89th Street
Cleveland, OH 44106

May 7, 2022

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Omega Baptist Church
1355 Hayden Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44112

Funeral Service
May 7, 2022

10:30 AM
Omega Baptist Church
1355 Hayden Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44112

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